by Grace Bonney

I don’t often come across someone who has to say the word “sponge” as often as I do. So when I do, I feel like I’ve found a new friend.* These beautiful Sponge lights are from designer Miguel Angel Garcia Belmonte, who makes each clay sphere by hand. Good for indoor or outdoor use, it casts the sort of subtle, ambient light that’s great for parties and entertaining. If you want to check out Miguel’s lights in greater detail, you can view the entire series right here. xo, grace

*Watching Amy try to say “sponge” a dozen times a day without laughing has been one of the funniest parts of working with her full time. It’s pretty impossible to say, “No, SPONGE, like you use in your kitchen,” to someone on the phone without cracking up.

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